Last night (14 Feb 2017) we had a great turnout for our meeting. An excellent talk was given by Kim Beasley, an Archivist working with Scotland's Places. She showed us examples of all the records that they hold. These include photographs, maps, valuations rolls, name books and a great selection of Tax records, including window tax, clock & watch tax, horse tax, dog tax, and servants tax. A lot of these are 18 century records. Access to this site is FREE and well worth looking through. A great tool for expanding your family history. Have a look at their website. http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/
The library in Cupar is closed from 1pm Sat 24 Dec re-opening on Thursday 29th Dec. at 9.30am
Closed from 5pm Saturday 31 Jan and re-opens on Thursday 5 January 9.30am.
Our Fife FHS Library therefore will be closed on the following days:
Saturday 24 Dec - closed
Tuesday 27th Dec closed
Wednesday 28th Dec closed
Saturday 31 Jan 2017 - closed
Tuesday 3rd Jan - closed
Wednesday 4th Jan - closed
We are sad to announce that our Chairman Hugh Hoffman has resigned due to personal reasons. Hugh has given a lot of time and dedication to the Society and his input will be missed. In the meantime our Vice Chairman Andrew Campbell is going to step up until the AGM in June
The Fife Family & Local History Fair, took place on Saturday 8 October in the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline. The event included a series of talks and an exhibition area with stalls run by a number of Family History Societies and Local History groups, both from Fife and from further afield.
In addition, the event had an ‘Ask the Expert’ area run by The Scottish Genealogy Network with specialists helping visitors overcome brick walls in their research. This proved a great success and thanks go to Emma Maxwell for organising the SGN stand and all the other stall holders for supporting the event. Scotland's Urban Past ran two workshops walking visitors through the steps to the Historic Environment Scotland online archive, "Canmore".
Winner of the Scottish Hamper was Caroline Makein from St Andrews.
Winner of the free membership was Jim Mason of Lochgelly.
We hope you enjoyed the Fair and thank you for supporting us by attending.
Speakers on the day were:
The Opening of the Fife FHS Research Room in Cupar was on 20 August. The ribbon was cut by Archie Lumsden our Hon Vice-President. There was a steady stream of visitors looking for information on their Fife Families.
L to Right - Sara Kelly and Susan Turnbull of Fife Cultural Trust/Cupar Library, Archie Lumsden, Committee Members Frances Black, Alison Murray, Roddy Greig and Andrew Campbell.